A demon, cursed and bound to a dagger, forced to serve whoever owns the blade.
A boy on the run from his past, desperate to no longer be alone.
A contract between the two that irrevocably intertwines their fates together.
Koel was running from a mistake he knew he'd never be able to fix, a mistake that ate at his very soul. He resigned himself to a life of loneliness and fear, always aware that he had screwed up big time.
But when he discovers a strange knife and finds himself stuck in an ancient contract with a demon, he doesn't know whether to be happy or horrified. On the one hand, his time alone has come to an end. On the other, the demon is violent and cruel, hateful toward all humankind--who had bound him to the knife and forced the demon to serve whoever owned the knife for millennia.
The demon chooses to use Koel as much as he can while being subjected to a life of servitude due to the curse. He sees his new master as a completely amateur and naive human, someone who can easily be manipulated but also someone whose morals enrage him. But when Koel offers to find a way to free the demon from his curse, he finds himself caught up in Koel's complex life--something he'd never expected to happen.
Confused for a snake, a baby dragon is pulled from a snare and carefully nursed back to health.
As it regains strength, it gives its savour a Wish; an orb filled with liquid that grants any desire.
But with it being under-developed, every Wish has its own darkness that accompanies it with the worse consequences.
This story was originally made for a Penana Contest about 3 Wishes that had consequences.
"The tale of darkness, but also, of the brightness that lies beyond,
The tale of misjudgments, but also of amendments,
The tale of cruelty, but also of revolution,
The tale of eternal sufferings, but also of assurance,
The tale of derangement, but also of modification,
The tale of destruction, but also of construction,
The tale of eternal deterioration, but also of never ending improvement,
The tale of random decisions, but also of directed hardwork,
The tale of hierarchy, but also of true equality,
Welcome, to this tale of humanity's relationships,
Welcome, to the grand tale, of THE ANTONYM OF FRIENDSHIP."
-Shiroyama Seniichi, The AoF storyteller
Rosie lost her parents and is forced to live with her unloving great aunt in a mansion that she finds out is haunted and dangerous. There is even a ghost her own age! does this mean that Julia's life is also in danger?
I will be posting this story on RoyalRoad
Once upon a time there was a woman of unparalleled beauty, and she was beloved by all- beloved most of all by her betrothed who she loved equally in return. But another woman loved her betrothed and this woman yearned for her affections to be returned. To accomplish her desires the other woman cursed the first to ensure her own result- that the man would love her in return, love her beyond how he had loved the first.
She did not account for rebirth however and this tale has been repeated hundred of times over the span of thousands of years.
It is here that our story begins, with the upcoming wedding between the Solar and the Lunar kingdom and the events that unfold thereafter.